Yesterday I had a lunch with my friend Isabelle. Of course we took about wines and I realized that she was confused about the different appellations in Bordeaux. I explained her that there 57 appellations in Bordeaux area and I showed her the below map. She appreciated it a lot
So I wanted to share it with you
Today I would like to talk about grapes varieties
There are many grapes varieties around the world. In Bordeaux area the 2 major grapes varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Cabernet sauvignon is a famous grape variety. It provides wines with a tannic structure and intense color.
Merlot, meanwhile, offers suppleness, roudness and fruity. The Merlot grape grains are larger than those of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Look at the 2 pictures
In all our wines we combine these two grapes varieties. This technique is called blend. This blend is done by Stéphane. During a very technical tasting , he decided the percentage of each grape variety that he will put in the blend.
This blend will enable these two varieties to reveal, to highlight their qualities and values to form the wine you taste.